Malaria

Weapon made from spider toxin destroys mosquitoes

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)-funded researchers who developed a genetically modified mosquito-killing fungus, a weapon made from spider toxin, that destroys blood-sucking enemies from the inside and helps save people from disease and death.

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Applying antimalarial drugs to bed nets could lead to drop in malaria transmission

Mosquitoes that landed on surfaces coated with the antimalarial compound atovaquone were completely blocked from developing Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum), the parasite that causes malaria, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

NIH statement on World Malaria Day 2019

One of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases — remains a critically important public health and biomedical research challenge. Despite remarkable advances in reducing malaria incidence and deaths since 2000, recent progress has become stagnant and has even reversed in some regions.